SEC Names Anne Small as General Counsel

April 23, 2013

The SEC announced that Anne K. Small has been named General Counsel of the agency. Ms. Small comes to the SEC from the White House Counsel’s Office where she has been serving as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President since October 2011.  She has advised on legal policy questions with a focus on economic issues.

Ms. Small previously worked at the SEC as Deputy General Counsel for Litigation and Adjudication, helping to oversee enforcement matters, appellate cases, and adjudications.  She becomes the first woman to be named General Counsel of the SEC. She will succeed Geoffrey Aronow, who will become a senior counsel to the Chairman of the SEC.

Before entering government, Ms. Small worked at WilmerHale LLP, where she was a partner in the firm’s litigation department.  She was involved in commercial and securities litigation, a broad range of civil and criminal matters, and trial and appellate work.
Ms. Small received her J.D. in 2001 from Harvard Law School.  She earned her B.A. from Yale University in 1996.

Click for the press release announcing her appointment.